I ran into an old friend of mine at the Gibney Dance Center on Monday night who said that he was performing with Zoe | Juniper this very week. I said, I would love to see him perform but I had no idea just how amazing and absolutely unique the performance was going to be.
A Crack in Everything has everything – dramatic costumes, complex projections, dynamic pacing, a rich score, exquisite dancing – and yet it is not over the top. It all works together seamlessly to present an intellectual and animalistic expression in dance exploring the thresholds of conscious/unconscious, action/reaction, before/after and cause/effect.
There were many moments where I thought, “this can not go any further” – where the limits were pushed to the brink, and yet the performance crossed that brink and continued with this flawless yet forceful elegance.
All in all, Zoe | Juniper has fulfilled the purpose of their collaboration to immerse the audience in the conjunction of the physical and fantastical realms.